As one of the premiere professional training schools in the United States, the IU Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance has helped prepare young artists and scholars for successful careers in theatre for more than 75 years. Graduates of the department work professionally around the nation as accomplished directors, actors, playwrights, designers, and technicians in theatre, film, and television. The Department's distinguished performance and design faculty are dynamic teachers who regularly work in both academic and professional settings.
The beautiful Indiana University-Bloomington campus, located one hour south of Indianapolis, is renowned for its artist training programs, splendid performance facilities, and exciting cultural climate. A highlight of this artistic community is the Lee Norvelle Theatre and Drama Center. This state-of-the art facility holds production, classroom, and performance spaces used by the Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance, which shares the building with the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center. Set between the Musical Arts Center and the School of Fine Arts, the Lee Norvelle Center is truly a magnet of culture and artistic pursuit on Bloomington’s culturally rich campus.